- Known As: Yellow Walleye, Pike-perch, Walleye Pike, Walleyed Pickerel
- Average Length: 12-15 in, up to 30 in
- Average Weight: 2-3 lbs, up to 18 lbs
Season Runs: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
World Record: 25 lbs 0 oz - Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee, 1960
- Habitat: Rivers, lakes and reservoirs, Walleye prefer deep, cool water, slightly stained to murky. Rocks, logs, heavy weeds, muddy waters or anything that provides shade in the daytime are likely hiding places for walleyes in shallow water. During spring spawning runs, walleyes stack up in headwater streams and below dams making them easy prey.
- Diet: Since Walleyes see best in low-light, they tend to feed more extensively at dawn and dusk, on overcast days and under choppy conditions when light penetration into the water is disrupted. Juveniles feed on plankton near the surface at night. Adult fish consume copepods, shrimp, euphausiids, shad and fish.